EASLEY, S.C. (Aug 31, 1:50 p.m. ET) — Confluence Watersports Co. plans to consolidate its operations in a 300,000-square-foot Greenville, S.C., facility that is about 10 miles from its present facility in Easley.
The rotational molder said it will invest more $13 million as it combines operations that presently occupy four different buildings in two different locations. The firm is a manufacturer of kayaks, canoes and paddle sport accessories.
“It was important for us to consolidate our teams and operations into one building while at the same time providing for expansion. The proximity of the new Greenville facility allows us to retain our workforce and gain efficiencies across the organization that will translate back into investments to strengthen our brands for all of our customers,” said President and CEO Sue Rechner, in a statement.
The company currently employs 425 and expects to add 72 new jobs in the next five years.
Confluence plans to move in stages beginning in September and ending in December. It is increasing its inventory and said that manufacturing will continue at both facilities to satisfy shipping commitments.
The Greenville building was formerly used by Hitachi for television tube production, but closed in 2006.